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The Swan Inn

The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
+44 1502 476646
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“dover sole” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place !!!!! We have visited the restaurant for the first time for a birthday mean . The staff where very helpful , friendly and nothing was a big problem . I have brought some decorations they helped me with them . When we came...More

Thank Gintare1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good fresh fish well cooked. Service friendly and helpful. No complaints. I had the Haddock in cheese and prawn service and the other two had the pork. All had starters such as the terrine and crevettes in garlic butter - wonderful! Will certainly be going...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we'd try this pub as our electrician recommended it! My husband had Skate with prawn, caper and herb butter. He said it was delicious and perfectly cooked (and he's fussy about his skate!). He must have enjoyed it as he's asked me to...More

Thank casamartin48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regular visitor here but on arrival last week heard it had been sub-let. Even smaller menu but told a number of items unavailable....such as the dover sole. Starter a sharing plate of fish but batter soggy. My main course of Skate over cooked and not...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Hubby and I have eaten here regularly over the last few years and had enjoyed the wide variety of seafood on offer....Now, under new management, we returned today for lunch and were suitably impressed!.... The food choices were very good and everything was cooked beautifully...More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My partner and I went there today for dinner, very welcoming and friendly staff, great food and a lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend, it's a beautiful place!

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A good menu with plenty of choice and beautifully prepared food. Decent portion sizes. Service was friendly and efficient.

1  Thank Norwich8
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Been here a number of times in the past. Lovely little pub with warm and friendly staff members. However although the food has always been good its nothing special. This visit i was surprise by the food. The menu looked different to the last time...More

Thank muddytoads
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Having been here a number of times over the years the food was always very good however on last visit It wasnt. Potted prawns smelt and tasted off and was hard and cold with thick layer of fat across it. The lobster was tough and...More

2  Thank BAM1690
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Having been for lunch a few times in the last year we thought we'd try dinner. A warm welcome by the friendly staff was a great start to our evening. They were knowledgable about the food content and preparation which was great for accommodating my...More

1  Thank sal303
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is.
17 December 2015|
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
I think it is totally unfair of what Stuart E said about the Swan, we often eat regularly at the Swan and have never had a bad meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Barnby
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 476646
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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT As of February 2016, local fish merchant, Sam Cole has taken over the Swan Inn from his father, Donny Cole. Over the next we months you will see various changes as we go through our planned refurbishment. The majority of the menu, and all of the old favorites will remain the same! Sam personally selects all of the fish from the early morning Lowestoft Fish Market, ensuring the finest, freshest fish that the Swan is famous for! You are guaranteed a warm welcome from Clare & our team.
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